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Joint Statement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Taoiseach and PM of UK

The Taoiseach and Prime Minister have had a detailed and constructive discussion.


Both continue to believe a deal is in everybody’s interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal.


Their discussions concentrated on the challenges of customs and consent.


They also discussed the potential to strengthen bilateral relations, including on Northern Ireland.


They agreed to reflect further on their discussions and that officials would continue to engage intensively on them.


Following their discussions, The Taoiseach will consult with the EU Task Force and the UK Brexit Secretary will meet Michel Barnier tomorrow morning.